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Fred Calland Collection

Identifier: MS-0074

Scope and Contents

The Fred Calland Collection was donated to the Miller Nichols Library at the University of Missouri-Kansas City by Calland’s sister, Ann Calland, in 2000. The manuscript collection is housed in LaBudde Special Collections and holds material related to Calland’s radio career and is divided into seven series: biographical/personal, correspondence, radio material, opera material, opera programs, miscellaneous and photographs. The audiovisual collection is housed in the Marr Sound Archives and consists of reel to reel tapes of live performances of operas and Calland's radio programs, including many from his tenure at NPR, plus tens of thousands of sound recordings on LP, 78 and tape formats. The vinyl LPs in the collection are searchable in the UMKC Libraries catalog. Cataloged Sound Recordings from the Fred Calland Collection


  • 1899 - 1995


Conditions Governing Use

Donor has retained copyright


6 Linear Feet (LaBudde: 9 manuscript boxes.)

79.65 Linear Feet (Marr: 2208 Open Reel Audiotapes, 183 Lacquer Discs, 24 Vinyl Discs, 5 Shellac Discs, 9 Compact Cassettes.)

Language of Materials


LaBudde: unknown; Reprocessed: Teresa Gipson, Stuart Hinds (supervising archivist). Marr: Garrett Torbert, Rebekah Green.
LaBudde: unknown; Reprocessed: July 2011. Marr: December 2019.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
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Repository Details

Part of the University of Missouri-Kansas City Special Collections and Archives Repository